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Also known as ''Shell Extensions'', this feature allows launching Media Center from Windows Explorer by right clicking on a file.
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Also known as ''Shell Extensions'', this feature allows launching Media Center from Windows Explorer by right clicking on a file.  A Media Center sub-menu is available when right-clicking media files; from there, files can be added to Now Playing, Imported, etc.
  
Sometimes, JRTools.dll can become locked (by Windows Explorer), causing problems when installing a new version of Media Center.
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[[File::Shell_integration_context_menu.png]]
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Note: Occasionally '''JRTools.dll''' will remain locked by Windows Explorer, causing problems when installing a new version of Media Center.
 
If you see strange behavior when right clicking on a file, do the following:
 
If you see strange behavior when right clicking on a file, do the following:
 
# Reboot the PC and '''do not start Windows Explorer'''.
 
# Reboot the PC and '''do not start Windows Explorer'''.
 
# Install Media Center.
 
# Install Media Center.
 
# Reboot the PC.
 
# Reboot the PC.
If it still has problems, reboot and delete the file '''C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 12\JRShellExt.dll''', then
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If it still has problems, reboot and delete the file '''C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 16\JRShellExt.dll''', then
 
follow the above three steps.
 
follow the above three steps.

Revision as of 16:22, 31 July 2011

Also known as Shell Extensions, this feature allows launching Media Center from Windows Explorer by right clicking on a file. A Media Center sub-menu is available when right-clicking media files; from there, files can be added to Now Playing, Imported, etc.

[[File::Shell_integration_context_menu.png]]

Note: Occasionally JRTools.dll will remain locked by Windows Explorer, causing problems when installing a new version of Media Center. If you see strange behavior when right clicking on a file, do the following:

  1. Reboot the PC and do not start Windows Explorer.
  2. Install Media Center.
  3. Reboot the PC.

If it still has problems, reboot and delete the file C:\Program Files\J River\Media Center 16\JRShellExt.dll, then follow the above three steps.